Olivebank

Date of launch1892
Place of launchGlasgow
Type4-masted steel barque
GRT2824
NRT2647
DWT4400
Length102.4 m (336.1 ft)
Beam13.5 m (44.3 ft)
Draft7.5 m (24.5 ft)

Later names: Caledonia (1922), Olivebank (1924)

  • 1892
    Built of steel by Mackie & Thompson, Glasgow for Andrew Weir & Co., Glasgow. She was rigged as a four-masted barque carrying royals over double topgallant sails.

  • 1913
    Sold to Stavanger, Norway.

  • 1922
    Sold to J. Lorentzen, Kristiania and renamed the Caledonia.

  • 1924
    Sold to Gustaf Erikson, Mariehamn who put her on the Australian wheat trade and gave her back the name Olivebank.

  • 8 September 1939
    Struck by a mine in the North Sea on her outward voyage. Of the 21 men in the crew fourteen lost their lives, including Captain Carl Granith. The others were rescued two days later by the Danish fishing cutter Talona.


Pictures:
The Olivebank


References:
  • Sten Lille, Lars Grönstrand: Suomen valtameripurjehtijat, ISBN 951-9064-31-1, published by Etelä-Suomen Kustannus Oy 1979
  • Alex A. Hurst: Hur all världens råtacklade fyr- och femmastade skepp slutade sin levnad, Longitude - tidskrift från de sju haven 23 pp. 76 - 93, ISSN 0024-6328, published by Carlstedt Förlag AB, Stockholm 1987
  • Alex A. Hurst: En lista på all världens 4- och 5-mastade råtacklade skepp, Longitude - tidskrift från de sju haven 22 pp. 7 - 31, ISSN 0024-6328, published by Carlstedt Förlag AB, Stockholm 1986

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